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CAYdX8sVIAAOEZA.jpg largeThe Polish Studies Initiative of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies is seeking applications for faculty and graduate student research grants, as well as undergraduate and graduate student scholarships for education abroad and internships. Faculty and post-candidacy PhD students can apply for up to $1,500 in funding to support research on Polish society and culture, including Polish-American culture, from any disciplinary perspective. Funds can be used for travel, conference attendance or other research related expenses. Pre-candidacy PhD, graduate, professional and undergraduate students can apply for up to $1,000 in scholarship funds to support participation in an education abroad program for Polish language or Polish area studies, a domestic intensive Polish language program or an internship in Poland. The annual Polish Studies Initiative grant and scholarship applications are open until February 1. For more information, visit the Center for Slavic and East European Studies website or contact csees@osu.edu.

India Sultana and AnilOhio State astronomy professors Sultana Nahar and Anil Pradhan received a new grant from the U.S. Consulate New Delhi to organize nine workshops in several cities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for young women.

With a global trend constantly moving towards technological development with an emphasis on the STEM fields as an important source of employment in the national and international arena, the potential impact of this grant encourages more female Indian students to consider higher education.

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2015 Best in Show - Fire and Ice (Paul Woo)All Ohio State University students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2017 International Photography Competition. All photographs must be the original work of the entrant, of high quality and taken outside of the United States. Photographers are invited to submit one photo in each category: People, Places and Politics. Submissions are accepted until October 9, 2017. Review the 2017 competition and submit your best international photos.

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Will it be you who explores the world? Join us for the 2017 Education Abroad Expo, which will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Archie Griffin East Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The Expo gives students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with education abroad experts and learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. Students will be able to explore programs for all majors and learn more about how to fund their prospective education abroad experience. View a map of the East Ballroom with a list of all of the exhibitors.

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Mandela Fellows Welcome ReceptionAn opening reception at the Fisher College of Business on Monday evening June 19, 2017 welcomed the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders to The Ohio State University. The fellows are starting a six-week academic and leadership institute at Ohio State focusing on leadership and management skills. The John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the Center for African Studies organized programming for the institute that is focused on public management and five subthemes: health, business and entrepreneurship, agriculture, education, and democracy and governance.

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2017 Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients RecognizedThe Office of International Affairs recently recognized the 2016-2017 recipients of the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship at the annual Wolfe Luncheon on April 17. President Michael V. Drake, MD, other university leaders, the Wolfe family and representatives of The Dispatch Printing Company and the Wolfe Foundation, congratulated the 30 recipients. Students were awarded a $2,500 scholarship to help fund their individual long-term study abroad programs.

Visit 2017 Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients Recognized for complete list of Ohio residents who earned a scholarship.

OH-IO Education Abroad Scholarship RecipientsEstablished in 2016 by the Office of International Affairs in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the OH-IO Education Abroad Scholarship supports underrepresented and diverse student access to Ohio State education abroad programs. The inaugural scholarship competition resulted in 11 first and second year students from the Young Scholars Program being selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship to apply toward an Ohio State education abroad program of their choice.

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BenedictionThe 2016 International Photography Exhibition features 40 original photographs taken overseas by Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni. The Office of International Affairs annual Photography Exhibition includes a Best in Show winner, first, second and third place awards in three categories: People, Places and Cultural Exchange. Additional honorable mentions were also chosen to include in the exhibit. The exhibition is on display on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall meeting room until December 30, 2016.

2016 International Scholar Research ExpositionThe 11th Annual International Scholar Research Exposition features the work of current international J-1 visiting scholars to The Ohio State University. View research posters of 34 visiting scholars from 17 different countries on display on the first and second floor of Bricker Hall until the end of December 2016. More information at: https://oia.osu.edu/scholar-research-exposition.

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President Obama with YALI InstitutionsPresident Barack Obama thanked all the institutions that hosted Mandela Washington Fellows during the six-week summer leadership initiative. The President spoke with representatives of each university, including Esther Gottlieb of The Ohio State University, prior to taking a group photo at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) town hall at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. on August 3, 2016. Official White House photo by Pete Souza.